A classic and comforting side dish that’s a staple at picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings. This traditional version features tender potatoes, crunchy celery, and hard-boiled eggs, all tossed in a creamy and flavorful dressing. It’s a simple yet satisfying salad that pairs well with a variety of main dishes.


  • 1 kg potatoes (such as Russet or Yukon Gold), peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish (or dill relish, if preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook the Potatoes: Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender but still firm, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Boil the Eggs: Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 12 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water, peel, and chop.
  3. Make the Dressing: In a large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Add the cooled potatoes, chopped eggs, celery, onion, and pickle relish to the bowl with the dressing. Gently mix until everything is well coated.
  5. Chill: Cover and refrigerate the potato salad for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together.
  6. Serve: Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika and fresh parsley before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 1 hour


  • Serves: 6-8 people

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad is a comforting and familiar dish that never goes out of style. It’s creamy, tangy, and packed with flavors that remind you of home. Perfect for any occasion, this potato salad is sure to be a hit with family and friends!

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